Setup Visual Studio Code as Markdown Editor and Terminal Manager.Created: 3 March 2022 Modified:
Opinionated directions on how to setup Visual Studio Code (VSCode) for managing Powershell and Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) Ubuntu shells. The idea being that a handy tool for Writing blog posts and general text editing is always needed. Then add in support for multiple terminals. VSCode obviously has great utility on windows. My current development setup is building code using WSL2 terminals and running my IDE on Windows. We will need to download VSCode. If you haven’t already you need to install WSL2.
- Install VSCode
- Run VSCode
- Click the Extensions icon on the left.
- Search for and install Jekyll Syntax Support.
- Click menu item File -> Open Folder.
- Select the folder that contains your source code files.
- Click menu item Terminal -> Configure Tasks
- Menu will appear top center of VSCode
- Click Create tasks.json from template
- Menu list options will change.
- Click Others.
- Edit your tasks.json file so it resembles the code below.
- Note: If you have already setup VSCode for Java Development the contents of tasks.json will contain many entries that you do not want to delete.